Saturday, March 6, 2010

Loving....Asparagus??

Hubby and I were at the grocery store the other day and saw all sorts of bundles of asparagus for $1.29. I looked at him and he at me, and we shrugged and decided, "Well, why not?" (a $1.29 experiment wouldn't break the bank). Our only prior experience with asparagus was from the can years ago--and we weren't impressed. Of course, I had no idea how to cook it so looked around on line and followed this simple suggestion: 1) Wash and break off asparagus at natural breaking point on the stalk (didn't know there was such a breaking point--but it worked wonderfully), lay out in pan not overlapping, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper, and cook for 10-15 minutes (I did 13) in a 400 degree F oven. Wallah! It was wonderful! **shock** We concluded that the taste reminded us of something between green beans and fresh spinach, and Hubby and the two kids gave the veggie the "thumbs up". Who would have known we would get out of our peas and green beans rut and be hooked on fresh asparagus?

2 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

Love your post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

What a great post,,,, I love fresh Asparagus as well,,, so does my DH.... have a great week
Hugs;
Alaura